Bilateral Kuttner Tumor of Submandibular Glands: A Case Report

Document Type: Case Report


1 Department of otorhinolaryngology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Department of pathology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Chronic sclerosing sialadenitis is a relatively uncommon disorder of the salivary gland. Because of its clinical similarity to a salivary gland neoplasm, this condition has been known as Kuttner tumor and is classified as a tumorlike lesion.
Case Report:
This is the first reported case of bilateral Kuttner tumor of the submandibular glands in Iran. It was initially diagnosed as a primary submandibular gland neoplasm whereas histological findings showed chronic sialadenitis. Excision of such masses is the treatment of choice.